Qualifications | ISTD Dance Exams (Ballet, Tap & Modern) (dependant on location) RAD Dance Exams (Ballet)
LAMDA Acting Exams (Acting, Verse & Prose)
LCM Singing Exams
Validated by | Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD)
(dependant on location) Royal Academy of Dance (RAD)
London Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts (LAMDA)
London College of Music (LCM)
Course Leaders | Ruth Breslaw (Associate Franchise Manager)
Lee Ellaway (Development & Marketing Manager)
Location | Various Locations
Course Length | Evenings & Weekends, Part-Time
Start Date | Any
ABOUT THE ASSOCIATES
The Italia Conti Academy has always recognised that the industry demands excellent standards of training in all areas. Its aims have always been to develop courses to fulfil these goals. The Academy’s reputation is renowned throughout the World and the request for the training it offers outstretched the commuting practicalities of just a London based centre.
Demand resulted in the Academy opening part-time Associate Schools throughout the Country. Each Associate School is unique to its host community. No audition is required as we wish to encourage participation in the arts for all abilities. Classes are offered to pupils between 3 and 18+ years - whether it’s for recreation, physical and social development or a serious step towards a long-term career, the emphasis is on enjoyment and first class training.
CLASSES & COURSES
To complement Italia Conti’s full-time courses, our Associate Schools offer a wide range of classes, providing students with the opportunity to receive a full and thorough training and learn a wide range of performance skills.
Our part-time Associate classes are available for 3 - 18 year olds and take place predominately at weekends and in evenings.
Our timetable allows students to choose just one, or as many classes as they wish to study and can select from a variety of subjects. Ballet, Tap and Modern dance classes follow the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) or Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabus, some Acting classes follow London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) syllabus and some Singing classes follow the London College of Music (LCM) syllabus. A selection of Associate Schools may offer courses where students study a range of classes. Classes available depend on the venue so please use our School Locator to find your nearest Associate School.
- Hip-Hop / Street
- Jazz / Modern
- Musical Theatre
Our staff are all chosen for their ability and experience. Many are seasoned professionals who have worked in the industry and have a wealth of credits to their name. All staff are DBS checked and we always have a designated first aider on site.
WORKSHOPS & HOLIDAY COURSES
Italia Conti has close links with the professional world of performing arts and we draw on these links to enhance the experience of our students. We offer workshops and masterclasses where specialists in their field come in to share their knowledge. Additional workshops are also offered with our holiday courses.
SHOWS & EXAMS
Italia Conti Associates Schools regularly take part in productions to showcase their work and this is often a highlight of the year for many students. Those at the appropriate standard may also have the opportunity to take dance and acting exams and gain qualifications and certificates with the exam boards.
ITALIA CONTI AGENCY
We are able to put forward exceptional students for representation by the Italia Conti Agency in London which finds work for young people in the performing arts. The Agency has placed many young performers in professional work from roles in West End theatre to film, television and commercials.
Students are only accepted between the ages of 3 - 18 years.
No audition is required for our classes as we wish to encourage participation in the arts for all abilities. Some Associate Schools may offer specialised Courses which require an entrance audition, details of which can be found on your nearest Schools website.
Students are required to wear the Italia Conti Associate uniform, and appropriate shoes for specific classes. Uniform can be tried and purchased from our online store, or at our onsite shop in Guildford.
Students will be in the care of experienced house staff during class hours and student safety is of the utmost importance. We recommend students bring plenty of water and snacks with them.
Many of our students progress onto our full-time training courses at one of our three full-time Academies. The Associate classes and courses are the perfect stepping stone
The Italia Conti Associate Schools offer a wide range of classes, providing students with the opportunity to receive a full and thorough training and learn a wide range of performance skills.
Find your nearest school by choosing from the list or entering your town or postcode below. Our Associate classes vary by venue so please contact your nearest School directly to find current classes, timetables, information and to arrange your free trial.
FIND A SCHOOL FOR YOU!
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your nearest Italia Conti Associate School.
NOT IN YOUR AREA?
If you would like to see Italia Conti
Associates in your area please let us know.
OPEN YOUR OWN
No performing arts training in your area?
Why not open your own Associates School?
TRY BEFORE YOU JOIN!
All prospective students are invited to join us for a free trial day where you can see how the Associate School runs, meet the teachers and other students, take a tour of our facilities, ask any questions you may have and take part in our classes. We encourage you to try as many classes as you are interested in to ensure you are happy and have picked the right classes for your age and ability. Trial classes are subject to availability.
OPEN YOUR OWN ASSOCIATE SCHOOL
Do you have a passion for the performing arts and an interest in inspiring the next generation of performers?
Would you like to run your own performing arts school?
We are expanding the part-time Associate School side of the business and are looking for passionate, talented, enthusiastic people interested in starting their own business.
WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR
What started as a small dream has become a family of world class theatre schools. Our brand and legendary support create an uplifting experience for your customers and a lasting relationship with you.
- People who have a passion for performing arts and those who are interested
in inspiring the next generation of performers and children’s education.
- Commercial awareness.
- Local knowledge and networks for the area you wish to open a school.
- Commitment to Italia Conti, its values, training programme and history.
Full training and support is given in all areas of administration, finance, safeguarding, marketing, creative content and business management so that you can focus on delivering excellent classes in your School.
WHAT WE OFFER YOU
Our part-time Associate Schools take place predominately at weekends and in evenings offering classes for 3-18 year olds. We offer a variety of classes including Acro, Acting, Aerial, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip-Hop/Street, Jazz/Modern, Tap, Modern, Musical Theatre, Singing and Tap.
We give full training and our team at Head Office will support you in all areas of administration, finance, safeguarding, marketing, creative content and business management to ensure you are providing outstanding performing arts training to the high standards we expect across the Country. Then you can focus on delivering excellent classes in your School.
We will pass on the knowledge we have developed from years of experience of operating performing arts schools all over the UK. We understand that it is not always easy to find the funds to start your own business which is why we have in place an exciting new plan in order to keep your initial outlay very low.
This is a great opportunity to be part of an established performing arts brand but with the ability to bring your own creativity to the business.
Please get in contact to find out more about running your own Italia Conti Associate School. In the first instance, please contact us giving us your name and the name of the town that you would like to operate your School in. One of our friendly team will contact you soon.